Synonyms of aching
1 painfulDictionary • The aching joints and fever should last no longer than a few days.
painful • Her glands were swollen and painful.
raw • the drag of the rope against the raw flesh of my shoulder
tender • My tummy felt very tender.
sore • My chest is still sore from the surgery.
harrowing • harrowing pictures of the children who had been murdered
excruciating • I was in excruciating pain.
agonizing • The wait was agonizing.
2 longingDictionary • He has an aching need for love.
longing • sharp intakes of breath and longing looks
anxious • He is anxious that there should be no delay.
eager • Robert was eager to talk about life in the Army.
ardent • an ardent opponent of the war
avid • an avid collector of art
wistful • There was a wistful look in his eyes when he spoke of his childhood.
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agonizingSomething that is agonizing causes you to feel great physical or mental pain.
• The wait was agonizing.
anxiousIf you are anxious to do something or anxious that something should happen, you very much want to do it or very much want it to happen.
• He is anxious that there should be no delay.
ardentArdent is used to describe someone who has extremely strong feelings about something or someone.
• an ardent opponent of the war
Thesaurus for aching from the Collins English Thesaurus